Talkin' Cloud http://talkincloud.com/rss.xml en Cloud Professional Services Market's Worth Could Triple by 2019 http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/11262014/cloud-professional-services-markets-worth-could-triple-2019 <div class="field-byline"> Dan Kobialka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Study says data security and data storage concerns could stiffle market growth </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A recent MarketsandMarkets study believes the cloud professional services market's worth will increase at a 27.2 percent CAGR from $10.33 billion in 2014 to $34.41 billion in 2019. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Aggregated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/11262014/cloud-professional-services-markets-worth-could-triple-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/11262014/cloud-professional-services-markets-worth-could-triple-2019#comments Cloud Companies Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Research Talkin' Cloud Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:00:00 +0000 37871 at http://talkincloud.com <p>A new study believes the cloud professional services market&#39;s worth will increase at a 27.2 percent compound annual growth rate from $10.33 billion in 2014 to $34.41 billion in 2019.</p> Abstraction Layers Simplify Hybrid Cloud Computing http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/11262014/abstraction-layers-simplify-hybrid-cloud-computing <div class="field-deck"> CloudRail launches cloud integration tool called CloudRail for Cloud Storage Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">CloudRail has launched CloudRail for Cloud Storage Services to assist solutions providers with regularly dealing with hybrid cloud computing environments that typically expose different APIs that need to be mastered. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/11262014/abstraction-layers-simplify-hybrid-cloud-computing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/11262014/abstraction-layers-simplify-hybrid-cloud-computing#comments Cloud Computing Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:00:00 +0000 37891 at http://talkincloud.com <p>(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)</p> Stop, Collaborate and Listen: Why File Sync Should Be Just as Easy as Getting Emails http://talkincloud.com/blog/11262014/stop-collaborate-and-listen-why-file-sync-should-be-just-easy-getting-emails-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Collaboration means something very different in today's business life. Here's why file sync should be just as easy as receiving emails. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/talkin-cloud-blog">Talkin Cloud Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/blog/11262014/stop-collaborate-and-listen-why-file-sync-should-be-just-easy-getting-emails-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/blog/11262014/stop-collaborate-and-listen-why-file-sync-should-be-just-easy-getting-emails-0#comments Guest Bloggers collaboration device management email file sync mobile devices security synchronization vpn Talkin Cloud Blog Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:00:00 +0000 37801 at http://talkincloud.com Telefónica Connects With Equinix Cloud Exchange http://talkincloud.com/public-cloud/11252014/telef-nica-signs-equinix-cloud-exchange <div class="field-deck"> New agreement connects Equinix Cloud Exchange to Telefónica Cloud </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Equinix has extended its reach further into the European and global markets by signing Telefónica onto the Equinix Cloud Exchange cloud interconnect service.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/public-cloud/11252014/telef-nica-signs-equinix-cloud-exchange" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/public-cloud/11252014/telef-nica-signs-equinix-cloud-exchange#comments Cloud Companies Cloud Computing Cloud Services IaaS Public Cloud Telco Hub Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000 37861 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Equinix expects to grow its public cloud interconnect service is continuing to grow.</p> SafeNet ProtectV Enables Encryption-as-a-Service for Service Providers http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/11252014/safenet-protectv-enables-encryption-service-service-providers <div class="field-deck"> New offering designed to provide full encryption of virtual machines, storage volumes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SafeNet is hoping to enable services providers in providing encryption-as-a-service offerings to their customers with the launch of its ProtectV cloud service.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/11252014/safenet-protectv-enables-encryption-service-service-providers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/11252014/safenet-protectv-enables-encryption-service-service-providers#comments Cloud Companies Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Security Cloud Services Cloud Services Providers Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000 37851 at http://talkincloud.com <p>David Etue, vice president of corporate development strategy at SafeNet.</p> ConnectWise, StorageCraft Release Integration Module for MSPs http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/11252014/connectwise <div class="field-deck"> ConnectWise customers now gain access to account and data mapping capabilities </div> <div class="node-body article-body">ConnectWise and StorageCraft Technology Corp. have released a new integration module for MSPs leveraging technologies from both companies. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/11252014/connectwise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/11252014/connectwise#comments Cloud Computing Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:00:00 +0000 37881 at http://talkincloud.com <p><span class="xn-person">ConnectWise Platform Director Jeannine Edwards</span>.</p> EarthLink: 99.999 Percent Uptime Guaranteed With Customer Engagement Platform http://talkincloud.com/telco-hub/11252014/earthlink-99999-uptime-guaranteed-customer-engagement-platform <div class="field-byline"> Dan Kobialka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Hosted Contact Center integrates with EarthLink's Hosted voice UC solution </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EarthLink unveiled Hosted Contact Center, its multichannel customer engagement platform. It was designed to enable businesses to "engage in more intelligent customer conversations." Here are the full details.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Aggregated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/telco-hub/11252014/earthlink-99999-uptime-guaranteed-customer-engagement-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/telco-hub/11252014/earthlink-99999-uptime-guaranteed-customer-engagement-platform#comments Cloud Companies Cloud Computing Talkin' Cloud Telco Hub Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:00:00 +0000 37841 at http://talkincloud.com <p>EarthLink this week launched Hosted Contact Center, a platform that enables businesses to &quot;engage in more intelligent customer conversations.&quot;</p> IBM Expects Mobile Browsing Will Drive Online Sales Growth During Thanksgiving Break http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/11252014/ibm-holiday-cybermonday-mobile <div class="field-deck"> The biggest increase in online sales is expected on Cyber Monday, with 15.8 percent </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An IBM study projects another strong finish this holiday season for online retailers — with mobile browsing being a primary driver of this growth.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/11252014/ibm-holiday-cybermonday-mobile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/11252014/ibm-holiday-cybermonday-mobile#comments Cloud Computing Research Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:00:00 +0000 37831 at http://talkincloud.com <p>(Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)</p> Sprint Adds UberConference to Google Apps for Work Offering http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/11252014/sprint-adds-uberconference-google-apps-work-offering <div class="field-deck"> New addition complements Google Apps for Work productivity, collaboration services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sprint has added new communications capabilities to its Google Apps for Work cloud offering. The company has signed on Switch Communications to provide Switch's UberConference cloud-based business conferencing services to customers.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/11252014/sprint-adds-uberconference-google-apps-work-offering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/11252014/sprint-adds-uberconference-google-apps-work-offering#comments Cloud Companies Cloud Computing Cloud Services Public Cloud SaaS (Software as a Service) Telco Hub Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:00:00 +0000 37811 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Sprint adds new communications capabilities to its Google Apps for Work.</p> Message to CSPs Hiring: Keep Calm and Carry On http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-consultants/11252014/message-csps-hiring-keep-calm-and-carry <div class="field-deck"> Keeping a proactive hiring, interviewing process is one way to staying fully staffed </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Keeping your business fully staffed requires you to have a proactive process for interviewing and hiring employees, but don't forget to keep a staffing company in your back pocket, too.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-consultants/11252014/message-csps-hiring-keep-calm-and-carry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-consultants/11252014/message-csps-hiring-keep-calm-and-carry#comments Cloud Computing Consultants Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 37821 at http://talkincloud.com <p>(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)</p> Tribridge Launches Concerto Cloud Services Business Unit http://talkincloud.com/iaas/tribridge-launches-concerto-cloud-services-business-unit <div class="field-deck"> Organization aims to attract more enterprises with its 'premium IaaS' offerings </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tribridge has taken its cloud services and placed them into a cloud-focused business unit. Dubbed Concerto Cloud Services, the business unit will continue to offer IaaS offerings</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/iaas/tribridge-launches-concerto-cloud-services-business-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/iaas/tribridge-launches-concerto-cloud-services-business-unit#comments Cloud Companies Cloud Computing Cloud Services IaaS Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 37781 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Tony DiBenedetto, chairman and CEO of Concerto Cloud Services.</p> Sharpen Thought Leadership Strategy Through Webcasts http://talkincloud.com/blog/11252014/sharpen-thought-leadership-strategy-through-webcasts <div class="node-body blog-body">Vendor-agnostic informational webcasts, as well as Cloud Summit 2015 and Cloud Elevate, are just three of the ways Ingram Micro is actively supporting its valued partners.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/talkin-cloud-blog">Talkin Cloud Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/blog/11252014/sharpen-thought-leadership-strategy-through-webcasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/blog/11252014/sharpen-thought-leadership-strategy-through-webcasts#comments Guest Bloggers cloud provisioning thought leadership webcast Talkin Cloud Blog Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 37741 at http://talkincloud.com Netskope: Most Cloud Apps Are Not 'Enterprise-Ready' http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/11252014/netskope-most-cloud-apps-are-not-enterprise-ready <div class="field-byline"> Dan Kobialka </div> <div class="field-deck"> New study says 89 percent of cloud-based apps are not considered 'enterprise-ready' </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new Netskope report provided insight into how enterprises use cloud apps. And what are the top cloud app activities for enterprise users on smartphones and tablets? Here are the full details.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Aggregated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/11252014/netskope-most-cloud-apps-are-not-enterprise-ready" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/11252014/netskope-most-cloud-apps-are-not-enterprise-ready#comments Cloud Companies Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Research Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 37701 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Netskope CEO Sanjay Beri</p> Host Analytics Raises $25M in Funding for Cloud-Based EPM Applications Suite http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/11242014/host-analytics-raises-25m-funding-cloud-based-epm-applications-s <div class="field-deck"> Additional financing brings the company's total funding to date to $77 million </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Host Analytics has raised $25 million in funding for the cloud-based EPM applications company's suite of financial applications for planning, consolidation, reporting and analytics.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/11242014/host-analytics-raises-25m-funding-cloud-based-epm-applications-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/11242014/host-analytics-raises-25m-funding-cloud-based-epm-applications-s#comments Cloud Computing Funding and Finance Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:00:00 +0000 37771 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Host Analytics CMO Lance Walter.</p> Nexmo Takes International Phone Number Verification, Fraud Prevention Solution Global http://talkincloud.com/telco-hub/11242014/nexmo-takes-international-phone-number-verification-fraud-prevention-solution-global <div class="field-deck"> New platform designed to provide delivery rates while also automating best practices </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nexmo announced the worldwide availability of Nexmo Verify, the company's international phone number verification and fraud prevention solution.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/telco-hub/11242014/nexmo-takes-international-phone-number-verification-fraud-prevention-solution-global" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/telco-hub/11242014/nexmo-takes-international-phone-number-verification-fraud-prevention-solution-global#comments Telco Hub Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:00:00 +0000 37761 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Nexmo CEO Tony Jamous.</p> How Cloud Can Resolve Storage Problems Associated With the Internet of Things http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/11242014/cloud-internet-of-things <div class="field-deck"> The Internet of Things places architectural constraints on location of organization data </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A CompTIA survey says while IoT might be over-hyped, it still promises real business value. But IoT will place architectural constraints on organizations as a result of an overload of data. Cloud might be the answer. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/11242014/cloud-internet-of-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/11242014/cloud-internet-of-things#comments Cloud Computing Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:15:00 +0000 37751 at http://talkincloud.com <p>A CompTIA survey says while IoT might be over-hyped, it still promises real business value.</p> Study: Cloud Offers Viable Alternative to Traditional BDR Solutions http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/study-cloud-offers-viable-alternative-traditional-bdr-solutions <div class="field-byline"> Dan Kobialka </div> <div class="field-deck"> New research reveals backup is critical but incomplete for most organizations </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new survey revealed that backup is critical but incomplete for most organizations. The report said the majority of IT professionals recognize the value of cloud-based BDR offerings, but most IT professionals are not currently using these solutions.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/study-cloud-offers-viable-alternative-traditional-bdr-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/study-cloud-offers-viable-alternative-traditional-bdr-solutions#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Research Talkin' Cloud Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:30:00 +0000 37221 at http://talkincloud.com <p>A survey revealed that most IT professionals are not currently cloud-based BDR solutions.</p> IBM Launches Private Bluemix Service: New Management Opportunity Arises http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/ibm-launches-private-bluemix-service-new-management-opportunity-arises <div class="field-deck"> Customers can now deploy private instance of IBM Bluemix on virtual or physical server </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new private IBM Bluemix PaaS offering launched last week increases the fine line between cloud service versus managed hosting. It resides on the IBM Softlayer public cloud, but customers now have the option to deploy a private instance of IBM Bluemix on either a virtual or physical server.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/ibm-launches-private-bluemix-service-new-management-opportunity-arises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/ibm-launches-private-bluemix-service-new-management-opportunity-arises#comments Cloud Companies Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 37731 at http://talkincloud.com <p>IBM Cloud Platform Services GM Steve Robinson.</p> Bitcasa Wins Day in Court Over Restraining Order http://talkincloud.com/cloud-storage/bitcasa-wins-day-court-over-restraining-order <div class="field-deck"> Romack could continue his class-action lawsuit against Bitcasa — stay tuned </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bitcasa had its day in court regarding the restraining order related to the end of its Infinite cloud storage plan, and the judge ruled in the cloud provider's favor.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-storage/bitcasa-wins-day-court-over-restraining-order" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-storage/bitcasa-wins-day-court-over-restraining-order#comments Cloud Companies Cloud Computing Cloud Services Cloud Storage Public Cloud Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 37721 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Bitcasa wins day in court over restraining order.</p> Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office 365: Google Wins Big Canadian Realtor http://talkincloud.com/google-apps-vs-office-365/google-apps-vs-microsoft-office-365-google-wins-big-canadian-realtor <div class="field-deck"> Google partner Cloud Sherpas claims responsibility for luring Microsoft customer away </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Google Apps and Drive for Work have scored a huge win, thanks to partner Cloud Sherpas. Canadian real estate company Royal LePage believes Google is "more innovative" and easier to use.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/google-apps-vs-office-365/google-apps-vs-microsoft-office-365-google-wins-big-canadian-realtor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/google-apps-vs-office-365/google-apps-vs-microsoft-office-365-google-wins-big-canadian-realtor#comments Cloud Companies Cloud Computing Cloud Markets Cloud Services Google Apps vs Office 365 Public Cloud SaaS (Software as a Service) Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 37711 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Google wins big Canadian realtor, thanks to partner Cloud Sherpas.</p> 7 Cloud Must-Reads of the Week, Nov. 22 http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/7-cloud-must-reads-week-nov-22 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Every Saturday Talkin' Cloud rounds up the top cloud computing stories of the week for our online community of channel partners. Here's what you might have missed while you were at work. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/7-cloud-must-reads-week-nov-22" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/7-cloud-must-reads-week-nov-22#comments Cloud Computing Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 37691 at http://talkincloud.com Managed Cloud Hosting Company Xtium Appoints David Rode as CEO http://talkincloud.com/managed-cloud-hosting/managed-cloud-hosting-company-xtium-appoints-david-rode-ceo <div class="field-byline"> Dan Kobialka </div> <div class="field-deck"> New CEO has prior experience in field operations, marketing, partner alliances and sales </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Xtium this week added David Rode as its CEO and chairman of its board of directors. Rode — who has experience in field operations, marketing, partner alliances and sales — is expected to lead Xtium's growth strategy.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Aggregated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/managed-cloud-hosting/managed-cloud-hosting-company-xtium-appoints-david-rode-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/managed-cloud-hosting/managed-cloud-hosting-company-xtium-appoints-david-rode-ceo#comments Cloud Companies Managed Cloud Hosting Talkin' Cloud Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:00:00 +0000 37681 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Xtium CEO David Rode.</p> Friday's Last Word: Skytap CEO Thor Culverhouse http://talkincloud.com/last-word/fridays-last-word-skytap-ceo-thor-culverhouse <div class="node-body gallery-body">Skytap CEO Thor Culverhouse down with Talkin' Cloud to help us understand who he is away from the office. Here are the details. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/last-word/fridays-last-word-skytap-ceo-thor-culverhouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/last-word/fridays-last-word-skytap-ceo-thor-culverhouse#comments Last Word Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 37671 at http://talkincloud.com 5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, Nov. 21 http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/5-cloud-computing-funding-stories-you-might-have-missed-nov-21 <div class="field-deck"> Talkin' Cloud compiles this week's list of top cloud funding news stories for readers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Talkin' Cloud has generated a list of this week's top cloud computing financing stories for readers who might have missed the news.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/5-cloud-computing-funding-stories-you-might-have-missed-nov-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/5-cloud-computing-funding-stories-you-might-have-missed-nov-21#comments Cloud Computing Funding and Finance Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:00:00 +0000 37651 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Talkin&#39; Cloud brings together the top cloud computing financing stories of the week for readers.</p> Microsoft Azure Outage: What Went Wrong? http://talkincloud.com/iaas/microsoft-azure-outage-what-went-wrong <div class="field-deck"> The issues caused interruptions across the United States, Europe and in parts of Asia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Microsoft Azure outage that affected customers around the world for up to 11 hours was caused by a cloud storage performance update. Here's what the software giant pointed to as the problem. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/iaas/microsoft-azure-outage-what-went-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/iaas/microsoft-azure-outage-what-went-wrong#comments Cloud Companies Cloud Computing Cloud Services IaaS Public Cloud Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:00:00 +0000 37621 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Jason Zander, corporate vice president for Microsoft Azure</p> Getting the Meeting: How to Turn Prospects Into Customers http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-business-models/getting-meeting-how-turn-prospects-customers <div class="field-deck"> Try not to ask to a potential customer to a meeting with a cloud-ended question </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bringing a prospect to the meeting means you're one step closer to the end of the sales process. Knowing how to speak to a potential customer during a cold call can help you get them there. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-business-models/getting-meeting-how-turn-prospects-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-business-models/getting-meeting-how-turn-prospects-customers#comments Cloud Computing Business Models Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 37641 at http://talkincloud.com <p>(Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)</p> CenturyLink CTO: SDN, NFV to Drive Telco Cloud Opportunity http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services-providers/centurylink-cto-sdn-nfv-drive-telco-cloud-opportunity <div class="field-deck"> Can telecos gain significant buy-in and traction in the ever-growing cloud market? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">CenturyLink's CTO believes software-defined networking and network functions virtualization are critical to the telco cloud opportunity. Here's what channel partners need to know. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services-providers/centurylink-cto-sdn-nfv-drive-telco-cloud-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services-providers/centurylink-cto-sdn-nfv-drive-telco-cloud-opportunity#comments Cloud Companies Cloud Computing Cloud Markets Cloud Services Cloud Services Providers Public Cloud Telco Hub Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:00:00 +0000 37631 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Jared Wray, CTO of CenturyLink.</p> F-Secure Launches Global Partner Program for MSPs, VARs Selling Cloud-Based Security http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/f-secure-launches-global-partner-program-msps-vars-selling-cloud-based-secu <div class="field-deck"> New channel program aims to provide partners with 'healthy, growth-friendly margins' </div> <div class="node-body article-body">F-Secure has launched a new Global Partner Program for its ecosystem of channel partners. The Finland-based company's offerings aim to protect digital content across devices and access points for customers and businesses.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/f-secure-launches-global-partner-program-msps-vars-selling-cloud-based-secu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/f-secure-launches-global-partner-program-msps-vars-selling-cloud-based-secu#comments Cloud Computing Security Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:00:00 +0000 37611 at http://talkincloud.com <p>F-Secure Corporate Security VP Pekka Usva.</p> Wearables Plus: A Review of Microsoft Band http://talkincloud.com/lists-research/wearables-plus-review-microsoft-band <div class="field-deck"> Thurrot shares his 'Microsoft Band Field Guide' with wearable technology enthusiasts </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Paul Thurrot, the guy behind Paul Thurrott's Supersite for Windows, brings you regular news and reviews about the latest wearables, gadgets and gear for business professionals. Here's his guide to everything you want to know about Microsoft's new band.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/lists-research/wearables-plus-review-microsoft-band" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/lists-research/wearables-plus-review-microsoft-band#comments Lists & Research Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:50:00 +0000 37601 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Paul Thurrot, the guy behind Paul Thurrott&#39;s Supersite for Windows.</p> Sophos Unveils Cloud Server Protection Solution http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/sophos-unveils-cloud-server-protection-solution <div class="field-byline"> Dan Kobialka </div> <div class="field-deck"> New product is designed to deliver host intrusion, malware and web protection </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sophos has expanded its cloud-managed security portfolio with Cloud Server Protection, a solution that is designed to safeguard servers against cyber threats and data loss. Here are the details.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Aggregated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/sophos-unveils-cloud-server-protection-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/sophos-unveils-cloud-server-protection-solution#comments Cloud Companies Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Security Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:00:00 +0000 37581 at http://talkincloud.com <p>Bill Lucchini, senior vice president and general manager for Sophos Cloud.</p>